Jefferson County History Center


The History Center has had to once again temporarily close gallery visitations due to increased COVID 19 restrictions.

Researchers however may access the JCHC library, archives, collections database, and county tax records by making an appointment at or call (814) 849-0077.  Assisted research is still available via online requests or in-person scheduled visitation.

Masks are required for ALL visitors.


The Scripture Rocks Park is OPEN and we ask that everyone follow social distancing practices.

We Hope to See You Soon.

We make history fun for all ages

Explore Local History

Jefferson County History Center is a non-profit organization founded in 1967. Our mission is to present Jefferson County's history to county residents and visitors through our exhibits, educational programs, and publications.

JCHC postcard website

Museum Gift Shop

The JCHC museum shop contains publications, logo apparel,  educational items, toys and local souvenirs relating to Jefferson County and the surrounding region to meet the interest of young and old. Many of our publications can be ordered online using the link below.

Research & Geneaology

The JCHC provides research facilities including an extensive library, public computers with free research programming, geneaology resources, and an extensive searchable archives database relating to the history of Jefferson County.  Contract or assisted research is available. 

Jefferson County History Center

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